The history of our neighborhoods has been written and rewritten by generations of residents who create and contribute to our vibrant communities. The DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP)  – a partnership between HumantiesDC and the Office of Historic Preservation, empowers DC residents to celebrate their stories, preserve their memory, and prepare us for the next chapter.

Join Humanities DC and our granteesand partners at the annual DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium to learn more about this exciting work

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Congratulations to our 2017 DCCHP grantees for completing the following projects!

  • The Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington’s “Preserving the Heritage of Our Civil War Forts” project to commemorate the annual Battle of Ft. Stevens on July 8, 2017;
  • The Double Nickels Theatre Company’s “Belonging” – The Seafarers Yacht Club,” to collect cross-generational stories from members;
  • The Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Art’s “9 Lives of the Blue Castle” project, to support youth in examining and capture the unique history of one of the most enigmatic buildings in the District of Columbia;
  • The Friends of Rhode Island Ave NE’s Heritage Project to highlight the heritage of Rhode Island Ave NE and its surrounding neighborhoods through the stories and lives of the people who live there;
  • The Rainbow History Project’s “Choose your story, learn your history: Self-guided LGBT History Tours in Dupont Circle” project;
  • James Reese Europe American Legion Post 5 Archival Project to ensure the history of this black veterans’ civic association becomes a part of the community memory and and a source of inspiration and encouragement to others;
  • DC Greens’s “Urban Agriculture in Central Northeast: The Trailblazers” project to develop a history of community-owned food sources in Ward 7 from the 1940s- present through oral history interviews and archival research; and
  •  St. Anthony of Padua’s Photo Archives Exhibit, “1892 to 2017: Immigration and Integration,”which will produce an exhibit of previously unseen photographs that tell the story of a nascent suburban community, Brookland, and its transformation into a city neighborhood.

Special thanks to the Charles Sumner School for hosting!

This project has been funded in part by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund grant funds, administered by the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Office.